First, I want to thank you for visiting my site here at Gig Masters
A little about me:
I am a solo performer who has been performing for over 30 years.
I picked up my first guitar at the age of 9. As a teenager, I would spend many nights and days learning and attempting to emulate such music greats as:
Tom T. Hall, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Beatles, to name just a few.
Being banished to my room as a form of discipline, was something that I much looked forward to. :)
I performed on stage for the very first time in New York City at spot called Jimmy Weston's, at the age of 18, while stationed on Governor's Island, N.Y., during my enlistment in the U.S. Coast Guard.
During those years, I became known for my vocal ability in singing and performing in the style of John Denver; one of my great influences of the time.
Since those days of long ago, I have performed at many venues.
More recently I have performed at Ann O'Malley's Pub and Deli, Mi Casa Restaurant as well as The Milltop Tavern, all in St. Augustine, Florida;
my winter place of residence.
During the spring and summer months, I perform at various venues in the greater Detroit, Michigan area, such as: The Captain's Landing Restaurant,
Clinton River Cruises, The Double D Grill and Bar and Mike's On The Water.
I also can be found occasionally, as a busker at the nationally famous Eastern Market in Detroit. Busking is such great fun, as it allows me to meet so many people from varied cultures and backgrounds.
My current performances are mainly cover tunes which are influenced by a host of artists from the 50s and 60s, on up to current times such by such artists as Jack Browne, Jimmy Buffet, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Van Morrison, John Mellencamp, Marc Cohn, Jack Johnson and many others. My genres range from R&B, Country, Pop, Classic Rock and others.
I was never hooked on just one genre, but love and see value in ALL genres. As a songwriter, it is my goal to cross as many lines in as many genres as possible, if for no other reason, for the sheer joy and challenge that is presented in cross genre writing.
As a musician who performs at private parties, weddings, and events I tailor my music to the specific needs of my clients. It is of utmost importance to me that those who hire me, as well as my listening audience feel a connection with the songs that I sing. So please, always feel free to ask for a specific genre or song group.
It is my hope that you will find what you are looking for and enjoy what you find in my songs.
Thanks for visiting.
I TRULY appreciate your taking the time to visit and to support me in my efforts as a singer/songwriter.
Lee McCoy (Guitar)